Scott turns up the heat to make it to Sunday

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Talk about a sprint into Sunday, check out Adam Scott’s finish in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Laboring along after a string of seven consecutive pars on the back side of Monterey Peninsula Country Club, the Aussie was stuck at even par, which figured to be three or four strokes too high.

Two par 5s had already been played, a string of demanding par 4s sat ahead and it sure looked like the bags were packed for a second straight missed cut.

So what happened?

Golf happened, is what.

Scott birdied the par-4 17th, then birdied Nos. 1, 2 and 4. He was on the cut line, but for good measure, Scott aced the 226-yard, par-3 seventh. His 29 on the front, 6-under 64, and 208 total for 54 holes pushed him from T-99 to T-40 and put him into Sunday play.

Give Scott credit for this: He picked a demanding hole to ace. The seventh played into the wind and with a field average of 3.118 it proved to be the third most difficult.

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